In this groundbreaking novel Alice Hoffman creates an ordinary but unforgettable American family – Polly, a wife and mother. Ivan, her husband. Charlie, their eight-year-old, obsessed with dinosaurs. And Amanda, eleven, who dreams of becoming a gymnast. Amanda is blessed with great determination and strength, but when she is diagnosed with AIDS, she and her family must draw on every bit of courage they possess as their lives are torn apart, and as they discover how deep their love for each other really is.
“Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel.”